Licorice Root contains the constituent glycyrrhizin. Glycyrrhizin is a precursor for cortisol (the stress hormone). While being a great antioxidant and also very good for digestion it triggers a release of cortisol. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain's use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.
Contains Xanthines which are compounds that act as stimulants. They include caffeine and theobromine, which are also found in tea, coffee, and chocolate. Yerba Mate has Caffeoyl derivatives, which are heavy duty antioxidants. And Saponins which are bitter compounds that increase blood flow are one of the all important functions needed to stimulate organs like the brain.
Gotu Kola is referred to as the herb of enlightenment and longevity by the Ayurvedic and Chinese communities. They consider Gotu Kola to be one of their medicine’s most treasured herbal supplements Gotu Kola is traditionally used to increase the cognitive processes and thus make one feel as if they have been energized.